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ksss

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Posted: 11/30/20 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Took my '20 Chevy 3500 DRW to North Dakota for Thanksgiving. Left Idaho snow falling, when I got to Island Park the snow was about 3-4" on the road before the plow hit it, parts were plowed and ice covered. It was slippery, I pulled another pickup out of the ditch east of West Yellowstone. I was totally impressed with how these tires handled the snow and the icy snow packed road. The tires cleaned themselves out in the loose snow. The roads were much the same past Big Sky, until I hit Belgrade. Then I got east of Bismarck, the roads were ice covered until I was about 20 miles out of Jamestown (about 70 miles). They apparently had freezing rain before I hit that part of the drive. Again, truck never lost traction on on glare ice. The tires are pretty new on the market and new to me, so we will see how long they last. However they definitely stick well when they are new. Pretty pleased with them since this is typical driving conditions for at least 6 months of the year here. Pleased with the pickup, it was a 2K mile round trip. MPG wasn't great, averaged 15 MPG according to the DIC. I had a 30 mpg headwind on the way back until I hit Miles City, that didn't help. Hopefully that improves some after its broke in. It was comfortable, seats felt good even after 13 hours.


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Just curious. Did you have any weight in the rear?


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Nothing other than the steel flatbed.

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Good report - I will look at those when I'm in the market. Thanks for the post.


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If they wear as well and last as long as AT2s then they are spectacular tires. And presumably they’re better!


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I bought dedicated snows this year, but those are currently at the top of my list for all around tires.


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Good report! Any idea where they are made?


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Mine and one of my sons AT3s I believe are made here in US north america. I can look when it's day light tomorrow.
We both like ours. His are a year or so old. Mine are 18 months and 25k mikes on.
I have 245-75-16 LR E. He has a lifted 1500 with 285-18 LR E. Just don't remember if a 75 or 70 series aspect ratio. Neither of us has any complaints in normal NW rain WET snow and dry pavement use. I've put some loads on them. I can only think of one or two brands that did better with a given load. They were ALL steel cased tires vs tread only of thesr Cooper tires. They make them in MD/HD truck sizes.

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